cPanel is the well-known, most reliable and intuitive commercial control panel for web hosting services. It’s rich in features and can be used through a powerful graphical user interface for managing all shared, retailers and business hosting services and more.
It comes with cPanel and Web Host Manager (WHM), which facilitates web hosting for web administrators:
WHM provides a root and level access interface where users can manage the settings associated with server administration and account management.
While cPanel offers user-level access to manage the web hosting account on the server.
Features cPanel / WHM
Intuitive and powerful GUI to control your server with WHM.
Now it supports EV certificates.
Supports API’s authenticity.
Now it offers AutoSSL that supports Proxy subdomains.
Allows you to view SSL status in cPanel.
Supports operations like backups, migration and restoration in a very simple and smooth way.
Supports excellent DNS management and mail servers for the main server and client’s account.
Supports the start / stop / enable / disable service on the server.
Allows you to configure SSL / TLS for all server and client domains.
Easily integrate with Phpmyadmin to manage MySQL databases from the web browser.
Enables integration with WHMCS for automated billing management and more.
In this article we will describe how to install cPanel and WHM on RHEL / CentOS 7 and cover the initial configurations for managing cPanel and WHM.
- A clean fresh minimal installation of CentOS 7 server.
- Minimum of 1 GB RAM (but 2 GB recommended).
- At least 20GB of free disk space (but 40 GB recommended).
- A valid cPanel license.
- Standard hostname (FQDN or Fully Qualified Domain Name)
Before we proceed to the installation section, you must note these to important points:
- Once you have installed cPanel/WHM, it can’t be removed from your system. You will have to reinstall your the operating system to remove it.
- cPanel is commercial software and requires a licence to work, however, there is a 15 day trial (which is automatically activated once you install cPanel), you can install your software using the trial then purchase the software later.
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